Cultural Humility: The Ground of Social Engagement

The practice of cultural humility allows us to face our inherited conditioning and discover a new process of connectivity that is the basis for social transformation.

The 2017 Sacred Path Program Schedule

The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is pleased to present the 2017 calendar for the Sacred Path programs! Register now at the early bird discount.

We Already Have Everything We Need

Meditation is not another way to beat ourselves up, but a reminder that every moment we’re in is unique, precious, and completely fresh. Enjoy this inspiring manifesto on the true purpose of meditation from renown Shambhala teacher Ani Pema Chödrön.

Mindfulness Workshops at Shambhala NYC

Learn to Live Mindfully is a new series of workshops brought to you by the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York City. These one-night classes offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful, compassionate human beings.

Elements, Emotions, Awareness and Transformation

We live in a very colorful world, full of intense emotions, preconceptions, doubts, insights, sanity and confusion. Maitri practice locates itself right in the middle of this swirling world and invites us to see within all this the path to liberation. Maitri practice is based on a series of five postures, which are connected with … Continue 

Meditation and Psychology

Meditation & Psychology

In talking about meditation through the lens of psychotherapy, the question comes up – why focus attention on feeling when feelings or emotions seem to reinforce or further entrench our sense of self?  Isn’t the whole idea to renounce that or go beyond that in some way? I think it is a great question that … Continue 

Learning to Be

I was walking through a park with a friend. It was a beautiful summer day in Baltimore. She looked at me and asked, why did you become Buddhist? Buddhist meditation pain and emotions I was in a lot of pain, I guess. I was an angry young man looking for a way out. She smiled … Continue 

Meditation… in Everyday Life?

I always hated horror movies as a kid. Meditation courses nyc I remember running out of the room screaming whenever a commercial for the latest Nightmare On Elm Street sequel would come on the TV. Those commercials were not just a surprise; they were a betrayal – a cruel joke. You’re watching an image of … Continue 

Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck

In the Fall of 1970, I was attending Berklee College of Music in Boston when out of curiosity I attended a workshop led by Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche at the yoga studio I frequented. The workshop was called “Work, Sex and Money”, and Rinpoche spoke extensively about integrating spirituality with everyday life. … Continue 

Why I Meditate: Its Time I Friended Myself

I get so busy that its easy not to take time off to do things for myself… I’m on the computer all day at work and then come home and immediately sit down at my laptop and log on to Facebook and Twitter. The next thing I know its 1am and time to go to bed … Continue